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A follow-up to the original Rolling Thunder, this is a "shoot-the-bad-guys-and-save-the-world" game. A terrorist group has taken out the world information flow and, as either a guy named Albert Ross or a woman named Leila, you must stop them. You can also get weapons that pack more of a punch than your ordinary hand gun. The original Arcade version of Rolling Thunder 2 supports two-player cooperative play.

The Genesis conversion is single-player only, but instead it introduces several new stages with new enemies and bosses. The original stages have been tweaked to provide more cover points and bonus items; also two new weapons were added - a laser and a flamethrower. The storyline cutscenes between the stages were expanded. This version introduces a password system that allows the players to continue from any previously visited stage.


Rolling Thunder 2 Genesis You can listen to the soundtrack with a cartoon band playing.
Rolling Thunder 2 Arcade Up on a truck
Rolling Thunder 2 Arcade Round clear
Rolling Thunder 2 Arcade Machine gun power

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Alternate Titles

  • "RT2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ローリングサンダー2" -- Japanese spelling

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Rolling thunder-- a nice little game Genesis paul cairey (317)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Jan, 1992 92 out of 100 92
1UP! Genesis May 21, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1992 33 out of 40 82
Play Time Genesis Jul, 1992 82 out of 100 82 Genesis Jul 26, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Mag'64 Wii Jun 30, 2010 7.25 out of 10 72
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1992 71 out of 100 71
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jul 28, 2008 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Jan 14, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65


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